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A Companion to Ethics / Edition 1
     

A Companion to Ethics / Edition 1

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by Peter Singer
 

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ISBN-10: 0631187855

ISBN-13: 9780631187851

Pub. Date: 08/28/1993

Publisher: Wiley

In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself. The book can be read straight through from beginning to end; yet the inclusion of a multi-layered

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In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself. The book can be read straight through from beginning to end; yet the inclusion of a multi-layered index, coupled with a descriptive outline of contents and bibliographies of relevant literature, means that the volume also serves as a work of reference, both for those coming afresh to the study of ethics and for readers already familiar with the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631187851
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series , #4
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
1,085,974
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Acknowledgments.

List of contributors.

Part I: The Roots:.

1. The Origin of Ethics: Mary Midgley.

2. Ethics in Small-Scale Societies: George Silberbauer.

3. Ancient Ethics: Gerald A. Larue.

Part II: The Great Ethical Traditions:.

4. Indian Ethics: Purusottama Bilimoria.

5. Buddhist Ethics: Padmasiri de Silva.

6. Classical Chinese Ethics: Chad Hansen.

7. Jewish Ethics: Menachem Kellner.

8. Christian Ethics: Ronald Preston.

9. Islamic Ethics: Azim Nanji.

Part III: Western Philosophical Ethics : A Short History:.

10. Ethics in Ancient Greece: Christopher Rowe.

11. Medieval and Renaissance Ethics: John Haldane.

12. Modern Moral Philosophy: J. B. Schneewind.

Part IV: How Ought I Live?:.

13. Natural Law: Stephen Buckle.

14. Kantian Ethics: Onora O'Neill.

15. The Social Contract Tradition: Will Kymlicka.

16. Egoism: Kurt Baier.

17. Contemporary Deontology: Nancy (Ann) Davis.

18. An Ethic of Prima Facie Duties: Jonathan Dancy.

19. Consequentialism: Philip Pettit.

20. Utility and the Good: Robert E. Goodin.

21. Virtue Theory: Greg Pence.

22. Rights: Brenda Almond.

Part V : Applications: .

23. World Poverty: Nigel Dower.

24. Environmental Ethics: Robert Elliot.

25. Euthanasia: Helga Kuhse.

26. Abortion: Mary Anne Warren.

27. Sex: Raymond A. Belliotti.

28. Personal Relationships: Hugh Lafollette.

29. Equality, Discrimination and Preferential Treatment: Bernard R. Boxill.

30. Animals: Lori Gruen.

31. Business Ethics: Robert C. Solomon.

32. Crime and Punishment: C. L. Ten.

33. Politics and the Problem of Dirty Hands: C. A. J. Coady.

34. War and Peace: Jeff McMahan.

Part VI: The Nature of Ethics:.

35. Realism: Michael Smith.

36. Intuitionism: Jonathan Dancy.

37. Naturalism: Charles R. Pigden.

38. Subjectivism: James Rachels.

39. Relativism: David Wong.

40. Universal Prescriptivism: R. M. Hare.

41. Morality and Psychological Development: Laurence Thomas.

42. Method and Moral Theory: Dale Jamieson.

Part VII: Challenge and Critique:.

43. The Idea of a Female Ethic: Jean Grimshaw.

44. The Significance of Evolution: Michael Ruse.

45. Marx Against Morality: Allen Wood.

46. How Could Ethics Depend on Religion?: Jonathan Berg.

47. The Implications of Determinism: Robert Young.

Afterword.

Index.

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I was disappointed by this text. The structure of the book was clear and concise. And its approach to the subject gave me hope that it would be well balanced and readable. My disappointment with the text was its treatment of christian ethics. It was extremely biased, indicating that persons who believe in a christian ethic are ignorant and intolerant. Its justification for such a view indicated nothing more than a cursory knowledge of church history. I would not recommend this text. I would hope that the publisher could find a more balanced contributor for this article.